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Roku set to undercut, disrupt smart TV market

Moving ever closer to completely dominating the smart TV market, Roku has announced that TV sets with its integrated streaming technology will soon hit stores with highly competitive price points.

Connected TV devices in U.S. to double by 2017, study says

Signaling that a major shift in the way Americans watch television is accelerating, the NPD Group predicts that the number of connected TV devices in the U.S. will double by 2017 to 204 million.

Samsung halts sales on Video and Media Hub, will discontinue service

Smart TV maker Samsung has halted sales and rentals on its Video and Media Hub, and will discontinue the movie and TV show service on August 1, a final step in its ongoing move to shut down electronic services including music and e-book sales. Customers who already purchased videos or music through its Hub will be able to transfer their content to M-Go.

LG developing new version of WebOS for its smart TVs

Following its acquisition of Hewlett-Packard's WebOS business, South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics will unveil next year a new version of the software that will power all of its high-end smart TVs and many of its Internet-connected appliances.

Smart TVs won't dominate the connected TV future, study says

More than half of U.S. consumers will be watching TV through electronic devices connected to the Internet by 2017, according to new research just released by eMarketer, but most of those devices won't be smart TVs

As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

Roku introduces TV sets: online video provider teams with TCL, Hisense

Roku has teamed up with TCL and Hisense to produce a variety of co-branded TV sets, and the company said the devices will be in stores in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

Comcast, Amazon, M-GO jump on 4K bandwagon

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is all about ultra-HD as TV manufacturers roll out new TV models and programmers announce they're creating and offering more content in the new format. Comcast, DirecTV, M-GO and Amazon will be among the initial partners that will deliver a package of Ultra HD content to Samsung Electronics' new line of 4K TVs.

Roku TVs are coming as provider readies OEM co-marketing push

Roku, the maker of an online video streaming set-top box and HDMI dongle, said it will work with two Chinese TV set manufacturers this year to build its software directly into "actual TV" sets.

'Hybrid TV' taking off in Europe

The idea of mixing and matching traditional TV--or at least traditional IPTV--with online video is taking off in Europe. Swedish telecom and IPTV service provider Com Hem plans to launch a multiscreen service to 1.74 million households this spring using TiVo, and in Germany, smart TV app Panorama TV is attracting millions of views.